Comedian and Canadian Screen Award nominated actress Aliya Kanani is bringing her internationally toured show Where You From, From? to the Toronto Fringe Festival after tow years of waiting to share her work at home.
In the show, Aliya takes us on a journey around the world with tales of fitting in, sticking out and standing up. How does one find a place of belonging in a place they don’t fit in? Aliya learned to adapt and take up space in her ever-changing surroundings. Constantly moving meant she was always the new kid and an easy target… until she learned the best way to handle a bully is to beat them to the punch! By virtue of circumstance, she developed a thick skin and quick wit.
Aliya learned about life by immersing herself in different cultures and meeting teachers through the people she encountered. I was curious to find out more about Aliya’s foray into comedy as well as acting. She and I sat down to speak about her career trajectory, comedy as a means to support her well-being and much more.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM, FROM? continues at the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival until July 16, 2022. For performance schedule, tickets and all other information, please go to fringetoronto.com.